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Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011
This week, I received a message from a reader asking me to pledge to donate $10 to a rape crisis center every time Ben Roethlisberger is sacked by the Green Bay Packers during the Super Bowl. Inspired, I agreed and asked the hostess of the Super Bowl party I'm attending if I could encourage her guests to do...
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011
Dealing with groups of loud, giggling young people is an unfortunate occupational hazard of working in a sex toy store. There's a first time for everything, including shopping for lubes and vibrators. However, it's not necessary to broadcast to everyone else in the store that you don't know how to behave. As a...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011
This is my second column about the infamous Adult Entertainment Expo, which takes place every January in Las Vegas. Last week, I wrote about the surreal experience of the parallel trade and fan show floors; this week, I recount my adventures at the exceedingly boring, but much blogged about, AVN Awards, which is basically the Oscars of porn...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011
I just returned from the Adult Entertainment Expo and Awards, which takes place every January in Las Vegas. While there are lots of "adult" trade shows throughout the year, this one is open not only to business people in the industry, but also to the public, which makes it a somewhat bizarre study in contrasts...
Friday, Jan. 7, 2011
One of the most frequently asked questions at the Tool Shed concerns sex toys made of glass. This question usually comes up as people walk past the case where our glass toys are displayed and say something like, "Oooh... glass. Those are so pretty. But aren't they... DANGEROUS?" A common...